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Jean Andrews

Professor emeritus

Jean F. Andrews, Ph.D. is distinguished professor emerita of Deaf Studies/Deaf Education. She recently co-authored two textbooks related to Deaf Studies/Deaf Education. Her research interests include ASL/English bilingualism, language and literacy issues including those related to deaf defendants in the criminal justice system.

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A bill to aid deaf children needs to be “heard” in the Legislature

As we reach the end of a legislative session surrounded by hundreds of bills that died on the vine, there is one that stands out as worthwhile and urgent: Senate Bill 354, the Language Equality and Acquisition for Deaf Kids bill (known as “LEAD-K”). This bill would ensure that deaf children arrive at kindergarten with language milestones commensurate to their hearing peers.